Observation start time: 10:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter: Jim Thomson
Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler
Visitors: Hikers- 16
Weather: Temps- 55-60 Deg.F, Winds NE@ 2-5mph Cloud cover at 90 percent all day AM started with dense fog that cleared by 10:00am
Raptor Observations: BE- 12:14I
Thanks very much to Brian Butler and Al Ambler for hiking in today to get the count done ! We were hoping that after Sunday and Monday's rain the break in the precipitation would provide a "push" of raptors. We had some birds but not nearly enough ! As BB said " we ALWAYS want more! " Bird(s) of the Day goes to the two male Kestrels that came in right over the watch site in the few minutes of afternoon sunshine that we had all day. Beauties !!!! 3 additional Bald Eagles and 1 Northern Harrier seen but not counted today.
Non-raptor Observations: Monarch- 2 Mourning Cloak TV's & BV's Canada Geese- many Blue Jays- many Ravens- 2 ======================================================================== Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)